An estimated 200 million people globally suffer from a thyroid disorder. In the last few years, the research community has dedicated itself to the question can hypothyroidism be cured with stem cell treatments?
A Brief Explanation of Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland is at the base of your throat in the front of your neck. The gland is wrapped around the trachea, has two lobes attached by a section of tissue, and resembles the shape of a butterfly.
The thyroid regulates critical body functions such as metabolism, development, and growth. Specifically, it is essential in managing your heart, digestion, and muscles and maintaining bone and brain development. It releases hormones into the bloodstream for distribution throughout the body. The thyroid relies on iodine to function properly. Because the body does not produce iodine, it’s absorbed via the bloodstream through iodine-rich foods.
Women are up to 10% more likely to have hypothyroidism than men. Hypothyroidism is the failure of your thyroid gland to produce enough thyroid hormone. Causes of hyperthyroidism can be congenital, medication-induced, disease-induced, or happen gradually as people age.
The most common symptoms are weight gain, slower heart rate, high cholesterol, dry skin, depression, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, and menstruation issues. Seeking early treatment ensures a better outcome. Gone untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to more serious health decline.
The current treatment is lifelong synthetic hormone replacement therapy in pill form. The medication is taken daily before breakfast. Taking medicine at the wrong time and skipping doses greatly affects its effectiveness. Over-the-counter medication can also make hormone replacement therapy less effective. Some people find managing their hypothyroidism very difficult.
Unfortunately, some people suffer side effects from the treatment that interferes with their quality of life. While most people have to take the hormone replacements for life, when treated early, some see a reversal in their symptoms and no longer need treatment.
Analogous Stem Cell Therapy
Analogous stem cells are harvested from your body through a sterile medical procedure. Most facilities aspirate the bone marrow from your hipbone using a needle. Patients remain awake. Local anesthetic is used for the needle penetration into the hipbone. Patients say they feel “pressure” but not pain. Once the bone marrow needed is obtained, the stem cells can be transplanted.
The transplantation is done via blood transfusion. The transplant is pain-free and takes several hours. It is an outpatient procedure, and you can usually resume your day-to-day activities within a few days.
Using your bone marrow eliminates the rejection of the cells, leaving a zero chance of incompatibility. Patient compliance is one hundred percent, and improving symptoms and quality of life spurns further research.
Stem Cell Rejuvenation
The stem cells travel through the bloodstream to the bone marrow, creating newer, healthier cells. Through cell regeneration, the patient sees an improvement in symptoms as the stem cells assist the thyroid in healing naturally.
Currently, stem cell therapy does not cure hypothyroidism. It improves the thyroid’s function to help alleviate symptoms. In a small number of people, it has resolved their hypothyroidism. Most were treated very early in the disease process.
The goal of hypothyroidism stem cell research is for the cells to repair the thyroid and eliminate the disease entirely. While they are making exciting headway in their research, there is a long way to go.
Is Stem Cell Treatment Right for you?
Stem cell treatment is not currently a cure for hypothyroidism, but there are cases where the disease was reversed, and the patient recovered. The condition and its symptoms are unique to the patient. While stem cell therapy has been effective for many, not everyone qualifies for the procedure. The disease’s progression, your current state of health, and co-morbidities need to be taken into consideration.
An initial diagnostic assessment is needed to determine if a patient is a good candidate and to individualize their treatment course. The severity of the hypothyroidism at the time of treatment and other health issues can affect the patient’s outcome.
Recent stem cell research has shown that thyroid restoration is possible. As advances in stem cell exploration continue, we can begin adapting the results to improve the treatment of hyperthyroidism and other thyroid-related diseases.
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